One of Israel’s preeminent human rights litigators, Michael Sfard has worked for decades to hold Israel accountable for crimes arising from its occupation of Palestinian territory. In his powerful and riveting new book The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Sfard revisits the landmark cases he and others have brought on behalf of Palestinian farmers, homeowners, students, and activists, and confronts the dilemma facing human rights defenders who challenge abuses using the abusing country’s own legal institutions: Has a generation of legal action against the occupation actually served to bolster its legitimacy?
Please join the Open Society Foundations for a conversation with Michael Sfard and Rabbi Jill Jacobs.
- Michael Sfard, a renowned human rights litigator and author of The Gate and The Wall: Israel, Palestine, and The Legal Battle for Human Rights, was an Open Society Fellow in 2014.
- Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.